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September 6, 2017 | Staff Writer

Man Gets Life in Murder of 72-Year-Old Woman

A 23-year-old man from Northeast Washington received a life sentence Wednesday for the death of a 72-year-old woman in Wheaton, State’s Attorney John McCarthy said. Kwasi Sadler was convicted in the death of Linda Johnston, who was stabbed in her Arcola Avenue home Aug. 6, 2015, according to a statement by Montgomery County police at […]

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August 31, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Residents Sound Off on Pepco Rate Increase in Rockville Hearing (VIDEO)

To Jean Sperling of Chevy Chase, Pepco’s energy-efficiency programs save her more than the $7.37 a month her electricity bill would likely increase under a proposed rate hike. “Based upon a value for my buck theory, I support this increase,” Sperling said Wednesday night at a Rockville hearing on the proposed rate increase before the […]

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July 27, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Takoma Park Hires Firm to Assist With Police Chief Search

City of Takoma Park officials approved an ordinance during Wednesday’s council meeting to hire a consulting firm to assist in their national search for the city’s new police chief. Springsted Waters, based in Minneapolis, was chosen but will work out of their Mechanicsville office in Virginia. City officials requested proposals from qualified executive search firms […]

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June 14, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Local Leaders Respond to Congressional Baseball Shooting

Following the shooting at a congressional baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia that left House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-Louisiana) and a few others injured, local and state-elected officials responded on Twitter. So grateful for our brave and dedicated @CapitolPolice. We thank them for their continuing devotion and commitment. — Rep. Jamie Raskin (@RepRaskin) June 14, 2017 […]

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June 6, 2017 | Staff Writer

Community Foundation Fund Raises $300K of $500K Sought

The Community Foundation’s Resilience Fund — established to help nonprofits working to support vulnerable communities during a period of federal policy change — has raised $300,000 of the $500,000 it hopes to raise by July 4, according to an email from the organization. The Community Foundation has set a goal of raising $500,000 for the […]

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June 1, 2017 | Staff Writer

WSSC Holding Meetings on New Rate Structure

Montgomery County WSSC customers will get two chances in June to hear about a new rate structure that is expected to take effect next year. The new structure follows an order in March by the Maryland Public Service Commission, which found that current 16-tier Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission rates, adopted 25 years ago, discriminated against […]

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May 11, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Rockville City Police Crime Summary for the Week Ending May 7

Arrests On May 2, between 12:16 a.m. and 12:25 a.m., a 26-year-old man was arrested for trespassing, after an incident that occurred in the 1000 block of Rockville Pike. On May 2, at 1:42 a.m., an 18-year-old woman was arrested for violating an ex-parte/protection order, after an incident that occurred in the unit block of […]

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April 24, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

County Council Progressing on Fiscal 2018 Budget (VIDEOS)

The Montgomery County Council is in the middle of deciding the modifications it will make to County Executive Ike Leggett’s fiscal 2018 budget. Council President Roger Berliner said he and his colleagues will be making changes on the margin that “reflect our values.” Among the changes could be restoring money to nonprofits that Leggett removed […]

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April 21, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

End of the Line for a Metro Car

What do you do with an old 80,000-pound subway car Metro doesn’t want anymore? If you’re building new development around the Grosvenor Strathmore Metro Station, you send it to a subway chop shop and build seven pop-up shops out of the steel husk. “It’s about trying to create great developments that are beautiful and are […]

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April 15, 2017 | Staff Writer

Police are Investigating Hate-Based Vandalism in Wheaton

Montgomery County police officers are investigating a hate-based vandalism that occurred at a residence on McMahon Road in Wheaton on Thursday. According to police, the preliminary investigation by officers indicates that the homeowner left the home in the morning and returned at approximately 3:20 p.m. that afternoon. That’s when police said the homeowner discovered that […]

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